Pink Ribbon

Soling Club Nederland / Dutch Soling Association

De internationale Soling klasse bestaat sinds 1965 en is een voormalig Olympische 3-persoons zeilboot. Ondanks dat de Soling Klasse niet meer Olympisch is, wordt er nog actief gezeild binnen deze klasse. WK's en continentale kampioenschappen, in Europa, Australië, Noord Amerika en Zuid Amerika, worden zeer goed bezocht en zeker het aantal actieve landen (de Soling is actief als wedstrijdboot in 22 landen!) is hoog.

zondag 24 september 2017

Wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017 te Muiden verloopt perfect



FIN 46 in actie, 4de in de einduitslag.

13 nationaliteiten
Van 16 t/m 22 september 2017 werden de wereldkampioenschappen Soling gehouden in Muiden bij de Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil & Roeivereeniging. Het organisatie- comité  van de WK Soling werd geroemd voor hun perfecte organisatie. De International Soling Association (ISA) was lovend over hoe alles is verlopen. Het ontvangst, de registratie en metingen, de hulp aan de deelnemers door de dames van het organisatie-kantoor, de wedstrijden, het diner op donderdagavond en de afsluiting van het grootse evenement op vrijdagavond. De locatie was prima, dichtbij het wedstrijd water, steeds het kasteel op de achtergrond als men op de yachtclub was en de accommodatie paste prima. Ook de havenmeesters en de andere leden van de KNZ&RV waren zeer behulpzaam en vriendelijk.

sportiviteit op het water
Dineren met een kasteel op de achtergrond
Op zaterdag 16 en zondag 17 september werden alle Solings geregistreerd en gemeten. Daarna moesten de Solings zo snel als mogelijk het water in om aan de oefenwedstrijd deel te nemen op zondagmiddag. Het lukte niet iedereen om op tijd klaar te zijn, maar voor 17.30 uur op zondag 17 september waren alle Solings te water, zoals ook volgens de reglementen moest gebeuren. Vanaf maandag 18 september  t/m vrijdag 22 september werden de wedstrijden gezeild. Op dinsdag begon de dag met dichte mist en ’s middags was er geen wind, een verloren dag, dus. Op woensdag en donderdag werden er 3 wedstrijden gezeild. De laatste vrijdag, 22 september zou de afsluitende 9de wedstrijd gezeild worden. Maar door het ontbreken van de wind ging deze wedstrijd helaas niet door. De zeilers wachtten op het wedstrijdwater ten NO van Pampus vanaf 11.00 uur tot 15.45 uur. Het wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017 werd dus over 8 wedstrijden beslist. Het team van Soling HUN 1 werd wereldkampioen Soling 2017, team BRA 78 werd 2de en team UKR 1 werd 3de. BRA 78 won 3 wedstrijden van de acht, maar dat was helaas niet genoeg voor de eind-overwinning. 

Winnaars WK Soling 2017


Praten met de pers

Francoise en Jenny,
de dames van het organisatiekantoor
De Soling Club Nederland heeft dus een prima klus geklaard. Ook heeft de Soling Club Nederland een bedrag gedoneerd aan een goed doel. Pink Ribbon kreeg een bedrag van Eur 1.500,-., dat dankbaar in ontvangst werd genomen bij de prijsuitreiking van het Wereldkampioenschap.
 
Pink Ribbon neemt
cheque in ontvangst van Eur 1.500,-.
Het leuke van al deze activiteiten en publicaties is dat de Soling Club Nederland flink groeit. Er zijn inmiddels 22 geregistreerde Solings in Nederland en zeilnummer NED 54 komt er aan. Deze snelle en competitieve zeilboot mag zich dus verheugen op meer belangstelling. Zeker gezien de familiaire sfeer die heerste tijdens dit Wereldkampioenschap Soling. De 13 nationaliteiten konden het allemaal zeer goed met elkaar vinden en de ISA roemde de sportiviteit op het water. Dit was zeker ook mede door de vakkundige wedstrijdleiding van de KNZ&RV. Het volgende zeilevenement waaraan vele Solings zullen deelnemen is de Boterletter 2017 op de Kralingse Plas in Rotterdam op 2 en 3 december 2017. Zien wij jullie daar? www.solingclubnederland.blogspot.nl





Het startschip met de vakkundige wedstrijdcommissie van KNZ&RV Muiden.

Vrouw en dochters van Theo de Lange: Hij was echt op het WK Soling 2017!

maandag 18 september 2017

Actueel volgen van het WK Soling 2017


Willen jullie het WK Soling 2017 van dag tot dag, van uur tot uur, soms realtime volgen?

Kijk dan op de volgende sites:

Internationale Soling site, resultaten / uitslagen:
http://soling.com/worlds/2017/ShowResults.asp

Facebook site Soling Club Nederland:
https://www.facebook.com/solingclassnederland/

Facebook Internationale Soling:
https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=soling%20world%20championship%202017

Sommige Solings hebben een realtime verbinding met Kwindoo tijdens de zeilwedstrijd:
https://www.kwindoo.com/809-soling-world-championship-day-1/tracking

Soling team NED 37 heeft een eigen facebookpagina:
https://www.facebook.com/Soling-Team-Ned-37-1608060182832159/

Soling Team Hongarije 1 heeft ook een facebookpagina (vertaling gebruiken?)
https://www.facebook.com/Team-Soling-HUN-1-651975178154364/

Soling Club Nederland site:
http://solingclubnederland.blogspot.nl/.

zondag 17 september 2017

Impression of the first 2 days of the Worlds 2017

Worlds starts with a perfect organisation.

Solings waitig for measurment and registration


Saturday 16 and Sunday 17th September were busy days for the Sailors, the management of the Worlds and the volunteers . All the 35 Solings had to be registered and measured. 

Brieving the volunteers
measurment instructions from the master


Shortening the mast!?

Through the perfect organisation of the Dutch, the registration and measurement went smoothly. The hospitality of KNZ&RV Muiden was great end friendly. 

On Saturday the weather was rainy, but on Sunday the whole day was shiny and a lot of Soling went in to the water. There was very little wind expected in the afternoon of 17th of September. But the wind went on a nice way in, and a lot of Soling sailor were practising on the IJsselmeer, nearby the island of Pampus.


At 16.30 hours all the Solings, who went out sailing, were back to visit the opening ceremony. After several talks, the flags of the visiting countries were hoisted and the World Championship Soling 2017 was opened. We wishes all the Soling sailors a nice regatta and a sportive event. 

having fun on the worlds 2017

vrijdag 15 september 2017

Het programma van het Wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017


Dit jaar wordt het Wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017 gehouden in Nederland. De Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- & Roeivereeniging te Muiden is de gastheer van dit zeilevenement. 35 Solings hebben zich ingeschreven, uit 13 landen. Echt een internationaal veld!

Op 15 en 16 september 2017 komen de Solings aan en zullen dan gemeten worden. Het meten van de schepen gebeurt vanaf ongeveer 10.00 uur op zaterdag 16 september en eventueel op zondag 17 september.

Op de laatste zeildag, vrijdag 22 september  2017, wordt 1 wedstrijd gezeild. Als gedurende de week een wedstrijd uit is gevallen, zal een 2de wedstrijd ingepland worden.  Na deze wedstrijd zullen de deelnemers de Solings af gaan bouwen en weer op de trailers plaatsen. In het begin van de avond zal de  prijsuitreiking om 19.30 uur gehouden worden.

Voor de diegene die niet zeilen, maar met de zeilers meegekomen zijn, is een apart programma samengesteld. Op onze site www.solingclubnederland.blogspot.nl staat het ‘walprogramma’.


Zeilwedstrijd schema:

Op zondag 17 september zal vanaf 14.00 uur een oefenwedstrijd gehouden worden.

De openingsceremonie van het wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017 zal plaatsvinden om 17.00 uur op zondag 17 september 2017.

Alle boten moeten uiterlijk om 18.30 uur op zondag 17 september 2017 in het water liggen. De Solings mogen gedurende de Regatta niet uit het water gehaald worden, alleen in uitzonderingsgevallen met toestemming van de Internationale wedstrijdjury. DSQ kan het gevolg zijn.

De zeilwedstrijden:
Maandag,          18-SEP-2017                       2 wedstrijden
Dinsdag             19-SEP-2017                       2 wedstrijden
Woensdag         20-SEP-2017                       2 wedstrijden
Donderdag        21-SEP-2017                       2 wedstrijden
Vrijdag               22-SEP-2017                       1 wedstrijd (+ eventueel inhaalwedstrijd)

9 zeilwedstrijden zijn dus gepland. 5 Wedstrijden dienen voltooid te worden om een reglementair kampioenschap te zeilen. Een maximum van 3 zeilwedstrijden per dag kunnen worden gezeild.

Prijsuitreiking EK Soling 2017 te Riva del Garda, Italië.


De tijden van het startsein:
  • ·    Oefen zeilwedstrijd op zondag 17 september 2017, startsein  is om 14.00 uur
  • ·    Eerste zeilwedstrijd op maandag 18 september 2017, startsein is om 12.00 uur
  •      Startsein van eerste wedstrijden op de volgende dagen is om 11.00 uur
  •       Het startsein van de volgende zeilwedstrijd op dezelfde dag, zal zo snel als mogelijk gegeven worden. 5 minuten voordat een eventueel startsein gegeven gaat worden, zal een oranje vlag gehesen worden. Op de laatste dag zal geen startsein gegeven worden na 16.00 uur, behalve bij een uitstelwedstrijd of een algehele terugroep.

De wedstrijdbaan zal gepositioneerd worden tussen de rode lijnen op bijgaand kaartje hieronder. Dagelijks zal de koers, reistijd en afstand van de haven naar de geplande positie van het startschip op het officiële publicatiebord in de haven getoond worden.


De Soling Club Nederland verwelkomt jullie graag tijdens dit unieke zeilevenement voor Nederland. Mogelijk dat jullie interesse hebben in deze mooie zeilboot. Er zijn die dagen genoeg Soling liefhebbers aanwezig die jullie enthousiast over deze mooie en snelle zeilboot kunnen vertellen. 

Kijk ook eens op http://solingclubnederland.blogspot.nl/. De dagelijkse uitslagen kunnen worden gevolgd via de internationale Soling site, www.soling.com en via de facebookpagina. Tijdens de zeilwedstrijden kunnen vele Solingzeilers gevolgd worden via www.kwindoo.com .


zondag 20 augustus 2017

Zeil instructies voor Wereldkampioenschap Soling 2017 in Muiden

Voor de wedstrijdzeilers onder ons en uiteraard geïnteresseerden, staan de zeilinstructies die gelden voor de Wereldkampioenschappen Soling zeilen 2017 op de internationale site van de Soling klasse.
Door onderstaande link aan te klinken kom jij direct bij deze zeil-instructies.

http://www.soling.com/worlds/2017/newscontent.asp?IdArticle=2162


donderdag 3 augustus 2017

Voorlopige lijst met deelnemers aan het WK Soling 2017

Bijgaand zien jullie de voorlopige lijst met deelnemers aan het WK Soling 2017. Er zijn 32 Solings aangemeld uit 11 landen, met 7 Solings uit Nederland. De Soling Club Nederland hoopt nog op een paar inschrijvingen.
Een definitieve lijst zal t.z.t. gepubliceerd worden op de officiële Soling site en uiteraard op deze site.



maandag 17 juli 2017

Soling European Championship – Success of the Hungarians



The Soling European Championships at Fraglia Vela Riva close with the undisputed success of the Hungarians (already twice World Champions) Farkas, Vezer, Csaba after four sunny days of nostalgic sailing with varied windy conditions: from 7-8 knots to 22-23 knots on day two.

Overwhelming victory for HUN-11, the team helmed by Farkas Litkey, which after nine races left their opponent 12 points behind with the constant results of 1-2-2-2-3-7-8 (and 12 excluded). However, the battle for the top three has been thrilling until the last day of regattas.




The forty Soling teams which competed on Lake Garda and brought back to Garda Trentino their elegant and vintage outlines remembered the enterprises of the Italian teams at the Olympic Games of the past and, more generally, on international level - as it was for the Fraglia’s Gianni Torboli, who met again some of his opponents of the Los Angeles/Savannah Olympic Games. In fact, the Soling class was on Olympic programme from 1977 to 2000, and as math race from 1992 to 2000.




The final ranking mirrors the top three of the Saturday provisional results, i.e. the Austrian Felzmann-Felzmann-Schuh are second, and the Ukrainian Yuskho-Pichugin-Severianov are third. These two teams competed neck to neck until the last race, sharing the final equal score.

Thanks to a great final (1-1-1-5), the Canadian team formed by Peter and William Hall and Ross Findiater placed fourth, only one point away from the podium. They showed off their best abilities to sail with lighter wind as it was on the last two days.




All participants were satisfied with the event organisation led by the Committee President Carlo Tosi and coordinated by the Fraglia Vela Riva staff, who allowed them to sail all the nine races as scheduled.

by Fraglia Vela Riva


The Dutch were preparing thereselfs for the World Championship 2017 in Muiden, Holland, nearby Amsterdam. With a fine 6, 21, 32 and 37, it's clear that they need more practice to win their WC Soling 2017. (By Hans van Gent)



zondag 18 juni 2017

Open Nederlands Soling Kampioenschap 2017

Nederlandse Kampioenen Soling 2017:  links Gabor Helmhout, midden Eki Heinonen en recht Jenny vd Werf
Op 10 en 11 juni jl. werden de Open Nederlandse Soling kampioenschappen gehouden in Muiden, vlakbij Amsterdam op het IJsselmeer onder leiding van de KNZRV. Onder moeilijke omstandigheden op het IJsselmeer met wisselende windsnelheden en windrichtingen, was het heel lastig de juiste lijn te vinden. De wedstrijdleiding van de KNRZV had de windrichting goed ingeschat en dat zorgde voor een prima wedstrijdbaan met een goede startlijn voor de wedstrijden gedurende het weekend.
Aan het eind van de eerste dag, met 3 gezeilde wedstrijden, was het verschil slechts 5 punten tussen nummer 1 (NED 46) en nummer 4 (HUN 77). Een spannende strijd op het water , dus.

Op zondag werd er op scherpst van de snede gezeild, wat resulteerde in de laatste (6de) wedstrijd dat 3 Solings nog steeds streden om de overwinning. De NED 46, NED 33 en de UKR 1 streden om de eer. Na een dramatische start, met 2 Solings te vroeg over de lijn, inclusief de NED 33, waren alle optie nog open voor het Nederlands Kampioenschap. Maar NED 46 kreeg controle over de race door links van het centrum van de wedstrijdbaan te zeilen, waar de windshifts e.d. goed beheerst konden worden. Zij lieten dit voordeel niet meer gaan en bleven voor op de UKR 1 en de NED 33. UKR 1 kwam voor NED 33 binnen en verzekerde zich van de 2de plaats.


De Soling Club Nederland gaat zich nu voorbereiden op het Europese Kampioenschap in Italië op het Gardameer bij de Riva Yachtclub op 11 t/m 16 juli 2017. En….natuurlijk in september 2017, 16 t/m 22 september, het Wereld Kampioenschap Soling.  

Uiteraard is ook veel te lezen op de Internationale Soling site www.soling.com

Uitslag Nederlands Kampioenschap


Dutch Open Soling Championship 2017.

On 10 and 11 of June the Dutch Open Soling Championship was held in Muiden, near Amsterdam at the Royal Dutch Yachtclub.  There were tricky conditions on the IJsselmeer during the Dutch Nationals, with variable wind speeds and variable wind directions ranging from 7 knots up to 16 knots with 20 degree (or more) windshifts on the race course. The Royal Netherlands Yachtclub, had the average wind direction sorted out pretty nicely which resulted in fair racecourses and fair starting lines for the duration of  the event.
 By the end of the first racing day, with 3 races sailed,  there was only a 5 point margin between NED 46 in first and HUN 77in fourth position.
On Sunday there was close racing and during the last (6th) race NED 46, NED 33 and UKR 1 were still battling to win the regatta. After quite a dramatic start (which resulted in 2 boats over the line, including the NED33) all options were still open who would be able to become Dutch Champions but in the 2nd half of the 1st beat NED 46 got control on the fleet after playing the center/left of the racecourse and didn’t let that go. In the last beat in the last race NED 46 was still ahead of NED 33 and UKR 1, and the battle continued between the latter boats. UKR 1 managed to finish in front of NED 33, making them 2nd overall.
The Dutch soling class will now be preparing for the European Championships, which is already starting IN 4 weeks and thereafter the Soling Worlds held again at Muiden,  16-22 September of this year.  You can read more about the Dutch Soling Club on this website  and on the international Soling site www.soling.com


dinsdag 6 juni 2017

Sailing Instructions Open Class Championship Soling Class 2017

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Open Class Championship Soling Class
organised by the Koninklijke Nederlandsche Zeil- & Roeivereeniging
(Royal Netherlands Yacht Club)
under the auspices of the Royal Netherlands Watersport Association (RNWA)
from 10 June 2017 to 11 June 2017
Location: IJsselmeer near Muiden


1. RULES
1.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS, 2017-
2020).
1.2 The ‘Rules for Championships Sailing, Windsurfing and Kiteboarding’ will apply.
1.3. Racing Rules will be changed as mentioned in this sailing instructions ( SI 1.3, 1.4, 4.3, 8.3, 11.5,
12.2, 15, 16.3 up to 16.8, 24)
1.4 Under rule 87 and 86.1(c), rule 42.3(c) for the Soling Class is changed as follows: Except on a
beat to windward, when surfing (rapidly accelerating down the leeward side of a wave) or planing
is possible, the crew may pull the sheet controlling any sail in order to initiate surfing or planing,
but not more than twice for each wave or gust of wind. The pumping of the main sheet directly
from the main sheet boom block is permitted. In addition, pumping of the spinnaker guy is
permitted at all times without restriction. In this part of the Rule “pumping of the spinnaker guy”
means repeatedly trimming and releasing the guy by any means. Moving the body as reasonably
necessary to pump the guy is permitted and shall not be considered to be ooching (see RRS
42.2(c)), nor shall any rolling of the boat caused by such reasonably necessary movements be
considered rocking (see RRs 42.2(b)).
1.5 If there is a conflict between languages the English text will take precedence.
1.6 Every person on board who has its domicile in the Netherlands shall have the required license.

2. NOTICES TO COMPETITORS
Notices to competitors will be posted on the Official Regatta Notice Board located besides the
Racing Office.

3. CHANGE TO SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
Any change to the sailing instructions will be posted before 09:30 hrs on the day it will take effect,
except that any change to the schedule of races will be posted by 20:00 hrs on the day before it
will take effect.
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4. SIGNALS MADE ASHORE
4.1 Signals made ashore will be displayed from the flagpole at the marina, close to the Pampusbar.
4.2 When flag AP is displayed ashore, ‘1 minute’ is replaced with ‘not less than 60 minutes’ in
the race signal AP.
4.3 When flag Y is displayed ashore, rule 40 RRS applies at all times while afloat. This changes
the Part 4 RRS preamble

5. SCHEDULE OF RACES
5.1 Dates of racing, number of races:
Date Dragon Class Soling Class 6 Meter Class
Saturday 10 June 3 races 3 races 3 races
Sunday 11 June 3 races 3 races 3 races
5.2 The scheduled time of the warning signal for the first race each day:
Saturday Dragon Class 12:00 hrs
Soling Class 12:10 hrs
6 Meter Class 12:15 hrs
Sunday Dragon Class 11:00 hrs
Soling Class 11:10 hrs
6 Meter Class 11:15 hrs
Races on the same day will be started a.s.a.p. after the preceding race is ended.
5.3 On the last day of the regatta no warning signal will be made after 15:15 hrs for the Dragon and
6mR and after 15:45hrs for the Soling.

6. CLASS FLAGS
Class flags will be:
Class Flag
Dragon D
Soling: R
6 Meter: E

7. RACING AREAS
The racing area will be in the vicinity of the Isle Pampus and will be indicated on the Official
Regatta Notice Board located besides the Racing Office.

8. THE COURSES
8.1 The Course diagram in Attachment A shows the Course and the order in which marks are to be
passed. On the first leg mark 3 and mark 3A should be regarded as obstructions. Marks 1, 2 and
3 shall be left to port.
8.2 The approximate distance from the midpoint of the starting line to mark 1 will be 0.8 – 1.5 Nm.
The length of next legs may vary, signaled by Rule 33. Mark 2 will be laid approximately 100
meters at an angle of approximately 70 degrees to the wind from mark 1.
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8.3 The length of the course will be set to meet a Target Time of 60 - 90 minutes for the first boat in
each race. Failure to meet this target time will not be grounds for redress. This changes Rule
62.1(a).
8.4 At mark 3 there can be two buoys (3 and 3A) constituting a gate. When there is a gate, boats
shall sail between the gate marks from the direction of the previous mark and round either gate
mark.
8.5 The approximate compass bearing from the starting line to mark 1 will be displayed from the
Race Committee Signal Boat, no later than the warning signal.
8.6 The course shall not be shortened before the second windward leg to mark 1 has been
completed.

9. MARKS
9.1 Marks 1, 3 and 3A will be inflated, cylindrical yellow buoys. Mark 2 will be an inflated yellow
fender.
9.2 New marks, according to rule 12, will be inflated, red cylindrical buoys. Mark 2 will stay a yellow
fender.
9.3 The starting marks will be the Race Committee signal boat at the starboard end, flying a KNZ&RV
flag, and a Dan buoy flying an orange flag at the port end (ODM). Mark ILM will be a Dan buoy
flying a green flag.
9.4 The finishing marks will be the Race Committee finish boat at the starboard end and mark 1 at
the port end, seen from the direction of the last mark.

10. RESERVE

11. THE START
11.1 Races will be started by using rule 26, with the warning signal made 5 minutes before the starting
signal.
11.2 The starting line will be between staffs displaying orange flags on the starting marks.
11.3 Near the inner starboard-end of the starting line a limiting mark (ILM) will be laid, which shall be
left to starboard when starting.
11.4 For the use of rule 30.1 the extensions of the starting line are the extensions outside the Race
Committee signal boat and the port mark (ODM).
11.5 A boat starting later than 5 minutes after her starting signal will be scored Did Not Start. This
changes rule A4 and A5

12. CHANGE OF THE NEXT LEG OF THE COURSE
12.1 To change the next leg of the course, the Race Committee will lay a new mark (or move the
finishing line) and remove the original mark as soon as practicable. When in a subsequent
change a new mark is replaced, it will be replaced by an original mark. The change will be
signalled before the leading boat has begun the leg, although the mark may not yet be in position.
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13. THE FINISH
The finishing line will be between a orange flag on a Race Committee finish boat and mark 1

14. RESERVE

15. TIME LIMITS
The time limit for the first boat in a race to finish is 2 hours. Boats failing to finish within 20
minutes after the first boat sails the course and finishes will be scored Did Not Finish without a
hearing. This changes rules 35, A4 and A5 RRS. If the first boat fails to round mark 1 within 45
minutes of the start the race will be abandoned and re-sailed as soon as possible.

16. PROTESTS AND REQUESTS FOR REDRESS
16.1 Protests shall be on a written form available from the Regatta Office and lodged there within 75
minutes after the last boat has finished the last race of the day, or, in the event the last race is
abandoned, within 75 minutes after the abandonment signal is displayed.
16.2 Notices will be posted within 20 minutes of the protest time limit to inform competitors of hearings
in which they are parties or named as witnesses. Hearings will be held in the jury room, located at
the Regatta Office.
16.3 Notices of protests by the race committee or protest committee will be posted to inform boats
under rule 61.1(b) RRS.
16.4 Breaches of instructions 8.2, 8.3, 18, 23, 24, 25, 27 and attachment B will not be grounds for a
protest or a redress by a boat. This changes rule 60.1(a) RRS. Penalties for these breaches may
be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides.
16.5 On the last day of the regatta a request for reopening a hearing shall be delivered
(a) within the protest time limit if the party requesting reopening was informed of the decision
on the previous day;
(b) no later than 20 minutes after the party requesting reopening was informed of the
decision on that day.
This changes rule 66 RRS.
16.6 On the last scheduled day of racing a request for redress from a protest committee decision shall
be delivered no later than 20 minutes after the decision was posted. This changes rule 62.2 RRS.
16.7 A request for a decision in writing has to be delivered within one hour after the decision is given
verbally. This changes rule 65.2 RRS.
16.8 A request for correction of an error in the published results has to be delivered within the protest
time limit of the last scheduled day of racing or within 60 minutes after posting of the results, if
this is later. When the request is not granted, the protest time limit is 30 minutes after the boat is
informed that the request is not granted. This changes rule 62.2 RRS.

17. SCORING
17.1 Four races are required to be completed to constitute a series.
17.2 (a) When fewer than 5 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of
her race scores.
(b) When 5 or 6 races have been completed, a boat’s series score will be the total of her
race scores excluding her worst score.
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18. SAFETY REGULATIONS
A boat that retires from a race shall notify the race committee as soon as possible.

19. REPLACEMENT OF CREW OR EQUIPMENT
Substitution of competitors will not be allowed without prior written approval of the race
committee. Replacement of the responsible person is not allowed.

20. EQUIPMENT AND MEASUREMENT CHECKS
A boat or equipment may be inspected at any time for compliance with the class rules and sailing
instructions. On the water, a boat can be instructed by the race committee or a measurer to
proceed immediately to a designated area for inspection.

21. RESERVE

22. OFFICIAL BOATS
The Race Committee Boats will be identified through the display of a flag marked “RC”.

23. SUPPORT BOATS
Team leaders, coaches and other support personnel shall stay outside areas where boats are
racing from the time of the preparatory signal for the first class to start until all boats have finished
or retired or the race committee signals a postponement, general recall or abandonment. A boat
whose support boat fails to comply with this restriction will be penalized at the discretion of the
jury.

24. TRASH DISPOSAL
Trash may be placed aboard support and race committee boats. A penalty for breaking rule 55
RRS may be less than disqualification if the protest committee so decides. This changes rule
64.1 RRS.

25. HAUL-OUT RESTRICTIONS
Keel boats shall not be hauled out during the regatta except with and according to the terms of
prior written permission of the race committee.

26. DIVING EQUIPMENT AND PLASTIC POOLS
Underwater breathing apparatus and plastic pools or their equivalent shall not be used around
keelboats between the preparatory signal of the first race and the end of the regatta.

27. RADIO COMMUNICATION
Except in an emergency neither a boat nor her crew shall neither make radio transmissions while
racing nor receive radio communications not available to all boats. This restriction also applies to
VHF, mobile telephones and GPS devices. Mobile phones must be completed shut down while
racing. GPS devices are not allowed on board.
VHF will only be used for safety communication (channel 72).
Sailing Instructions Open Class Championship Soling Class 2017 6

28. PRIZES
Helmsman and crew of the winning boat of the championship acquire the title "Class Champion".
The responsible person of the winning boat acquires the Red Pennant of the RNWA.
With 8 or more entries there are prizes for the first three competitors. When there are less as 8
entries, there will be two prizes.

29. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITY
Competitors participate in the regatta entirely at their own risk. See rule 4 RRS, Decision to Race.
The organizing authority will not accept any liability for material damage or personal injury or
death sustained in conjunction with or prior to, during, or after the regatta.

30. INSURANCE
Each participating boat shall be insured with valid third-party liability insurance with a minimum
cover of Euro 1.500.000 per event or the equivalent.

31. ORGANISATION
The race officer is: Mr Jaap Bakker
The chairman of the protest committee is: Mrs Conny Hofman
Sailing Instructions Open Class Championship Soling Class 2017 7
Attachment A - Course diagram
Windward / Leeward Course
Start
1 – 2 – Gate 3 / 3A
1 – 2 – Gate 3 / 3A
Finish
Attachment B - Sailing Conditions
Warning Signal
1. The warning signal should not be made if the wind speed is below 5 knots or above 28 knots for a
period of at least 5 minutes before the warning signal.
2. The warning signal should not be made if wind speeds above 28 knots are expected or have been
forecast for the racing area during the time of the race.
Abandoning Races
1. A race should be abandoned if the wind speed drops below 2 knots in a substantial part of the racing
area for a period of 5 minutes or more.
2. A race should be abandoned once the sustained wind speed reaches or exceeds 34 knots at any
time before the first boat has crossed the finishing line.
3. A race should be abandoned if a wind shift of more than 25 degrees occurs before the first boat
arrives at the first windward mark.
4. A race should be abandoned if it is thought that less than 30% of the Fleet will finish within the time limit.

vrijdag 19 mei 2017

Sailing and Socialising during Worlds Soling 2017

Hello World Wide Soling Sailors,

It will be great that you are coming in September to The Netherlands competing to win the Soling Worlds 2017 in Muiden. 

Yachtclub Muiden

We are looking forward to your arrival. Meanwhile we are busy with the preparations. Sure the racing will be most important, however we also like to address the supporting teams with a nice program.
Since races most often are not easy to follow from shore, it seems like a good idea to offer you some alternate activities and to show you some nice aspects of The Netherlands.
We have made an social program that will be in sync with the racing of the Soling teams.

16-SEP-2017

On Saturday we hope to welcome as many as possible teams at the Royal Yacht Club in Muiden. During daytime measurement will take place. In the evening there will be the opportunity to make a boat tours thru the channels in Amsterdam with some wine and Dutch cheese. The Tour starts at 21:00 hours and will be finished around 23:00 hours. The cost will be €39 per person exclusive transport to Amsterdam and back.

Boattour through the channels of Amsterdam

17-SEP-2017

On Sunday measurement continues and the practice race will be sailed.
After the end of registration and measurement the opening ceremony is scheduled at the yacht club.

18-SEP-2017

The first race is scheduled for Monday around 12:00. We wish every team lots off success.

19-SEP-2017

Racing continues… On Tuesday we go to Amsterdam for a “hop on hop off” tour thru the channels The tour starts at 09:30 and ends on 18:00. During this trip you can visit sites in Amsterdam. The cost will be €21 per person again exclusive the transport to and from Amsterdam and the places you visit.

20-SEP-2017

Racing continues… Wednesday evening is planned for the Championship dinner. Extra tickets will be available at the registration desk.

21-SEP-2017

Racing continues… Thursday … Bicycle day! Going to The Netherlands without riding a bike is not an option! During the day you can explore the Muiden environment on a bike. There are plenty of special bicycle roads so it can be done pretty safe. The costs are depending of the number of participants.


22-SEP-2017

Last day of racing… After sailing and hoisting there will be the prize giving and goodbye ceremony.

AND MORE…

We did not want to make too many program items in the social calendar. However if you want to experience even more we will be able to advise you. E.g. an extra individual tour can be made to Pampus Isle. There you will have an excellent view on the lake and maybe you can see part of the races.
Also a visit to the original Medieval Castle of Muiden (walking distance on the other site of the harbor) can be on you individual list.



George Stephenson 

Probably the steam vessel “George Stephenson” will be at the dock. The owner of this museum vessel will be pleased to tell you more about it. Weather permitting he even will bring us to Volendam and back to visit this fishing town. On tour we will see the Solings racing.
    
As you can see there is plenty of activities during the Worlds in this small part of the world.
Anne Frank
Rembrandt


Rijksmuseum
National Maritime museum



In case you want to visit The Anne Frank House, The Van Gogh Museum, Het Scheepvaart museum (The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam) or the Rijksmuseum, it is wise to book you tickets in advance by:


If you have questions do not hesitate to ask us now or during the event.

Francoise van Veen
Phone: +31610164685

Tineke Reuvers
Phone: +31610110082

Please let us know if you like the social program and if you want to make use of it. If possible before 20-AUG-2017 so than we can make the proper reservations.

We wish you lots of success with all preparations for the trip and looking forward to see you in September.


Tineke, Jenny en Francoise